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Latino Millennials Have The Power, But Are They Using It?

The Culture Supplier – Marcus Gilmore

Millennials make up a huge share of eligible Latino voters, much more than their peers do among their black and white counterparts, according to the Pew Research Center.

Latino voters born since 1981 make up 44 percent of the 27.3 million Hispanics eligible to choose the next president. Then there are the 3.2 million Latinos who reached voting age since Obama’s reelection in 2012, according to Pew. That sounds like an exciting opportunity to get new voters to the polls. But what’s more likely is that Latino millennials won’t exert anything close to their full power on Election Day, analysts said, and that will dilute the overall Latino vote.

The growing numbers of young Latinos eligible to vote don’t surprise academics or pollsters who track voting demographics, What’s tougher to grasp is why they’re underrepresented among people who actually vote.

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Source : Huffington Post

 

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